Guided by Five Fundamental Commitments

Our mission is to provide personal experiences that build confident and imaginative learners who are ready to thrive in their community and in our dynamic world.

As we develop, implement and operate programming, supports and operations, we are guided by five fundamental commitments:

  • Equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Reconciliation
  • Research and innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Wellness

Our work is informed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global call to action that provide a framework for creating a more sustainable and just planet. 

original artwork done for EDI at Selkirk College

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and promoting equity. We aspire to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive community for all students, faculty and staff to learn and work together. 

Indigenous Elders hugging at the Gathering Place


We are committed to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, which is the intentional process of establishing and maintaining respectful and right relationships with Indigenous governments, organizations, families and learners. 

Selkirk Innovates, people working on computers

Research & Innovation

We are inspired by innovation, which creates new ways of thinking and new ways of delivering education that help learners adapt and thrive in the face of change. 

Solar panels at the Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar Campus


We integrate our respect for the land and natural environment through sustainable practices, carbon footprint reduction and responsible use of natural resources.

Hiking the Kokanee Glacier trail


We recognize the critical importance of education as a key social determinant of health. Our commitment to wellness is guided by the nine dimensions of the wellness wheel.

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Plans & Reporting

Our growth and evolution is guided by a series of plans that outline our mission to building remarkable futures while honouring our commitments and staying true to our values.